Category: Between $200 Million and $500 Million in Assets
Piketon, Ohio
Assets: $218.8 million
No. of employees: 128
President and CEO: Thomas Griffiths

Atomic Credit Union considered hiring an outside vendor to produce training videos for its growing staff.

But that would have been too expensive — and probably a lot less fun than what the credit union decided to do instead, according to Julie Maple, Atomic's vice president of human resources.

The $218.8 million-asset institution bought its own camera equipment this year, and started producing videos in-house. Set up to look like newscasts, the videos have addressed topics ranging from bad checks to the differences between banks and credit unions.

"We try to get as much information in there as we can," said Maple, who co-hosts the videos along with the Atomic's general counsel.

Founded in 1955, Atomic operates 12 branches in southern Ohio. It has grown steadily over the last decade, but retains a family atmosphere, which was evident during a recent conversion effort that took place over Labor Day weekend, Maple said.

"People were not complaining," she said. "They were doing what needed to be done, and it was just great knowing that we were kind of in it together, and everybody was just pitching in and helping out. It really made things a lot smoother."

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